GFCI won’t trip when switched outlet is on

I’m trying to install a gfci in my garage. There are other outlets and a switched outlet on the load side of the gfci. When the switch for the switched outlets is on, neither the test button nor an outlet tester will trip the gfci. If the switch is off l, both work as expected. There are fluorescent fixtures plugged into the switched outlet of that matters. Can anyone shed light as to what’s happening?

TIA,
Joe

Is the switch somehow controlling the GFCI device? If the GFCI device is wired correctly then the integral test button would trip it unless it was faulty.

Joseph:
Don’t get me wrong but this forum is not a help centre for DIYers. Contacting a qualified electrician. Might save your life!

Cheers

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^^^^^ I agree that getting a qualified electrician may save your life. ^^^^^

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Yes, it’s all wired wrong.

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Which is why

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Completely agree, just cutting through the various follow-up questions likely to come from the OP.

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Curiously, GFCIs come with instructions. Did you READ them!

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Come on, Bob! Those were thrown out with the box…LOL!

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Wait, they are included with the box? I thought that was just packing material.

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It is quite likely the were printed on the inside of the box. :rofl:

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…in Chinese, no less! :grin: